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Cheap conveyancing in Gravesend does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Gravesend Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 2 June was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Gravesend
  • 3 113 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Gravesend
  • 4 80% freehold and 20% leasehold conveyancing in Gravesend for last year
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £6,948

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gravesend since October 2021*

Transfer

of semi property, Lamorna Avenue, DA12 5PT completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £415,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Sale

of terraced premises, Malvern Road, RM17 5TH completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £365,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Acquisition

of flat Armada Court RM16 6QU, at a price of £205,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached property, Kingsman Road, SS17 0JN completing on 19/10/2021 at a price of £335,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gravesend

My mortgage broker says he needs my Gravesend lawyer’ panel member for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have contacted my local Gravesend branch but they don't know it.

You are best placed to get this information from your Gravesend lawyer . They should have a central record lender panel numbers.

Is it possible for conveyancing in Gravesend to be finalised in less than 10 days?

In a situation where you are under pressure for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will make use of local relationships and insight. It is possible that they could have conducted otherhouses in the same neighbourhood. Therefore consider using a Gravesend conveyancing firm. Second, make sure that the conveyancing firm is on the lender panel. It is said that nearly one in five of Gravesend conveyancing transactions are suspended or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s lawyer was not on their banks member panel. This can often result in the home move being held up by an average of 21 days. It is estimated that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home moves annually. Almost all Gravesend conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check at the outset.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Gravesend is more expensive?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Gravesend and Kent usually requires extra hours of investigation compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, communicating with the landlord concerning serving required notices, procuring current service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

We're in Gravesend, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is RBS , and our lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Gravesend 10 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know exactly where to find all the appropriate paperwork so you may buy or sell your property without any difficulty. If duplicates are not available, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities against future claims on the premises.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Gravesend I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Gravesend suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gravesend regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gravesend but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Patrick Lawrence, 5 Railway Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AP
  • Martin Tolhurst Partnership Llp, 7 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PD
  • F S Law Solicitors & Advocates, 27 Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF
  • Hatten Wyatt, 51/54 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BD
  • Cumming & Riley, 11a High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Gravesend

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gravesend specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Patrick Lawrence, 5 Railway Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AP
  • Martin Tolhurst Partnership Llp, 7 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PD
  • Hatten Wyatt, 51/54 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BD
  • M K Gill Solicitors, 63 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BJ
  • Rex Cowells Solicitors Limited, Old Rectory Business Centre, Springhead Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8HN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Gravesend regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gravesend but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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